A song about realising that taking the high road is the better option after retaliating to those who oppose you, “Icarus” is the third single from English singer-songwriter Emma Blackery’s debut album Villains.
It was released as a pre-order bonus for the album on June 22, 2018.
Written by Blackery and producer Toby Scott, the song sees Emma calling herself the 2018 version of Icarus. Over a gradual build, all fit with strings, electronic drums and a marimba the song has a similar innocence to past singles “Dirt” and “Agenda” but it’s down-tempo beat and sombre tone set a different listening experience. Emma said:
"The song is about retaliating to the people who want to see you fall, and looking like a fool. Public online fights, getting involved in drama for everyone to see, and then regretting it. Totally can’t relate."
On the back of the vinyl-album artwork, the tracklist has little messages explaining what each song is directed towards. This song is: ‘For The Fool.’